Parts and Tools Required:
- Template (.pdf format)
- Jack, jackstands, lug wrench
- 1/2" socket for shock absorbers
- Spring compressor
- 3/4" wrench for control-arm mounting nuts
- 1/2" drill with a 17/32" bit plus smaller bits for starting holes
- center punch
- Jack car, remove front wheels and front shock absorbers.
- Compress spring and remove.
- Support lower control arm and brake assembly on a jackstand.
- Unbolt upper control arm bolts from the inside of the engine compartment.
For '64 - 68 years, save aligment shims and remember their original location.
- Move the upper control arm, rotor, and spindle to one side. Support brake
- Bolt the template to the existing holes.
- Mark new holes with a center punch.
- Drill new holes. Start with a small bit, 1/4", and work up to 17/32".
- Install upper control arms in new holes. For 1964-68, use the alignment
shims in the same original positions. Remove an even thickness, about 1/8"
to 1/4", of shims for each position to compensate for the increased positive
- Reassemble suspension.
- Align front suspension to the following specifications:
- Caster 2 degrees positive
- Camber 0 to 1/2 degree negative
- Toe-in 1/8"
Template courtsey of the Shelby American Automobile Club and Mustang Performance
and Handling Guide, 1964-85, by Peter C. Sessler.